Pity the Microsoft marketers who made this video

Compared to say, used car dealers or ambulance chasing lawyers, pitches from Microsoft marketers come off as sophisticated and subtle. But compared to Apple's Steve Jobs, arguably one of the best product pitchmen of a generation, Microsoft's marketing comes off as tone deaf and out of touch. So anytime Microsoft puts out a video like the one embedded below — a bizarre commercial for Microsoft Touch, now installed at Las Vegas's Rio — some snarky blogger will happily point out all its flaws. Like how the men in the commercial seem cast from a Henry Nicholas pool party and the women from a cargo ship container full of eastern Europeans. So when you watch the clip below and the woman tells the man "You're so hot. Got Sunscreen?" and he responds: "Let's chill," please have pity and don't laugh too hard at Redmond's unluckiest.


Video: Microsoft Surface at the Rio in Las Vegas